Literature review: The green economy, clean energy policy and employment

Yeyanran Ge, Qiang Zhi

Research output: Journal PublicationConference articlepeer-review

44 Citations (Scopus)


The relationship between the green economy and employment is never as simple as it appears. This article analyses this relationship based on studies of clean energy policies in different countries. Through literature studies, we found that the green economy has positive effects on employment in both developing and developed countries, while the results can alter according to the type of measurement adopted. However, the Green economy can also have negative effects in some countries like Spain. Moreover, it may shape the labor market in another way if policy influence is taken into consideration. Finally, we must realize that there are some problems with the current researches in this area, such as the lack of studies on different countries and energy types, inadequate theoretical support, limited analysis of such relationship, and so on. We suggest that scholars should focus on mechanisms whereby this relationship is influenced and policies to regulate such relationships in further researches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-264
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventApplied Energy Symposium and Summit on Low-Carbon Cities and Urban Energy Systems, CUE 2015 - Fuzhou, China
Duration: 15 Nov 201517 Nov 2015


  • Clean energy
  • Green economy and employment
  • Literature review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy


Dive into the research topics of 'Literature review: The green economy, clean energy policy and employment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this